Category Archives: Resources

Now Available: My Search Tool

Service Coordination Support (SCS) for People with Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce the launch of My Search Tool now available at search.scsonline.ca.


My Search Tool

My Search Tool was developed in collaboration with Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario (CNEO), also known as 211 Eastern Region. It offers a library of useful resources and services in the Ottawa area that are selected for the people we support at SCS. We are currently working on adding the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, and Renfrew County.

“We are proud to have provided SCS with the tools to launch My Search Tool, which we believe will be very helpful to people with developmental disabilities who want to find resources or services in their community,” said John Hoyles, Executive Director of CNEO.

When using My Search Tool, the person has the options to complete a search by topic, location, age or distance from their place. Topics were chosen based on areas where demand for resources and services may be greater for an individual with a developmental disability or autism: education, employment/volunteering, finance/funding, health, housing, legal and advocacy, recreation/camp/social, respite, special support care, transition life phase and transportation.

My Search Tool greatly contributes to the progress of SCS’s mission to support people with developmental disabilities and children with autism in finding available resources and planning for the future of their choice.

Temporary wage increase for direct support workers

Learn about temporary financial support to cover a wage increase for people and families who pay for services from eligible direct support workers with funding from the Passport program.

https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/developmental/serviceSupport/temp-wage-increase.aspx

Children receiving funding from at least one of the following direct support programs can also qualify:

  • Ontario Autism Program (OAP) Childhood Budget or Interim One-time Funding
  • Enhanced Respite for Medically Fragile and/or Technologically Dependent Children (MFTDC)
  • Special Services At Home (SSAH)
  • Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)

Click on this link to learn more:
https://www.app.grants.gov.on.ca/psw/#/

City of Ottawa – Community Safety and Well-Being Plan 2021

Everyone has a role to play in safety and well-being, and the City of Ottawa is seeking your feedback as we develop Ottawa’s Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) Plan.

Join the conversation between January 18th and February 28th.

For more information or to sign up for project updates, please click here.